The children in the house at the back of us often play cricket games in the backyard. We know because we hear the balls smashing against the fence, and the dogs often bring them inside. The dogs also bark when they bang them on the back fence, and I tend to just keep them inside while the boys are playing cricket. Today, however, I heard both the dogs 'going off' in the backyard. I go out there and see one of the kids walking around the backyard! :msnmad: I let rip at them for entering my yard (they climbed the fence out the back), and how dangerous it is to go into the yard of other dogs. I told them that they're lucky Mac didn't bite them (a bit of a stretch of the truth, but I wanted to let them know what a situation they were in). I shudder to think how often this has happened when I am not home! I hate to think of what would happen if Mac DID bite them (he doesn't completely understand children, and 'alarm barks' at them). I will be going around to talk to their parents shortly. Hopefully the parents will tell them off just as harshly and I don't find children in my backyard with my dogs again! I'm just in total shock and I'm SO GLAD that I know about it and hopefully it stops now that I've sprung them. And I'm so glad nothing happened before I knew about it.